The herpes simplex virus causes cold sores, itchy skin and burning blisters that may occur on the face or in the genital region. The virus fuses with your DNA and become a permanent part of your system, but it can be brought from an outbreak to a dormant state with proper treatment.
Homeopathic remedies work in a different way from most medicines. The treatments consist of extremely diluted parts of herbs and other natural substances that in their pure potency will actually cause the symptoms that you are looking to heal. In a similar way to immunization, these remedies may help your body build up resistance to the symptoms you are experiencing. The dosage of these remedies can be found in 6c, 12c, 30c strength, where c is equal to 100 times the standard unit of homeopathic potency. Try orally taking a remedy at 6c first and then take a higher dose if you feel that it may still be right for you. Use the following symptom profiles below (which include physical and emotional symptoms) and take the remedy that goes along with it three times a day. Try a different remedy if there is no change after 2 days of use.
Arsenicum, Graphites, and Hepar Sulph
Take Arsenicum album if your herpes outbreak affects your facial region (including the eye), lips and the bended area in your knee. The symptoms may also include reddened areas on the skin with burning and itching, restlessness, physical weakness, anxiety and a worsening of symptoms around 1 to 2 a.m.
Use graphites for symptoms that occur anywhere on the body; they are especially helpful for the genitals, anal region, the face, the cornea and along the bends of joints. Graphites can help if your outbreaks are tied to your menstrual cycle, if you are overweight, have a lack of perspiration and are constipated.
Hepar sulphuris calcareum treats genital herpes that cause stinging pain, inflammation, bleeding and that tend to feel better in warm conditions.
Nat Mur, Rhus Tox, and Sepia
Natrum muriaticum can be used on outbreaks that occur on the lips, mouth, around the joints and in the anal region that include circular eruptions, greasy skin and internal grief. Other symptoms may include a craving for salt, a worsening of symptoms in heat and aggravation around 10 a.m.
Rhus toxicodendron helps with burning and itching blisters on the mouth and genitals that feel better when treated with scalding water. You may have crusty eruptions on the skin that ooze pus and you may also be restless and have constant joint pain.
Try Sepia if you have a circle of blisters around the mouth, lips, anus and genital regions that secrete an oozy watery fluid and are extremely scaly. These symptoms may be most prevalent in young girls, women during menstruation, pregnant women, and women in menopause and will often be accompanied by weakness, sadness and a worsening of symptoms in cold and damp weather.
Dangers of Homeopathy
There are two sets of dangers connected to homeopathic remedies. There are the dangers given by homeopathic doctors and those given by those who believe homeopathic medicine does not work (homeopaths refer to other non-homeopathic medicine as allopathy). Since homeopathic medicine is meant to balance the system with very diluted substances, homeopaths warn that taking a remedy too long may cause an imbalance and other symptoms may arise.
Allopathic practitioners (doctors, pharmacists) believe that taking homeopathic medicine may cause you to delay what they call more legitimate treatment and spend too much money. If your herpes outbreak is not healed by a remedy after a couple of weeks, consult a homeopath or try the more typical allopathic medicine.